Miami Valley Military History Museum, Dayton

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Our displays begin with the Revolutionary War, and include the history of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (commonly called the "Soldiers Home" which is now the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center), and continue through the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, Operations DESERT STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) such as Grenada and Panama.

All ranks and branches of the service are represented - you'll have the opportunity to see artifacts belonging to privates and generals alike, as well as relics from the opposing side in each conflict. For those interested in World War II, one of our prized artifacts on display is an actual piece of the battleship USS Arizona, generously donated by the United States Navy. The next time you're in Dayton, stop by and join us in remembering those who have served in defense of liberty - a place where our veterans are welcomed and honored!
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  • We visit a lot of museums, military and otherwise, and this one reminded us of the type of military history displays found in many county museums, albeit on a larger scale. There are a lot of donated....  more »
  • Loved it visited with my navy vet husband when he had a VA appointment. Well set up and displays and staff are very informative strongly suggest people visit  more »
  • This was a really neat experience. It really brings to light what our veterans experienced while fighting for our freedom! I was never all that interested in military stuff but after visiting the...  more »
  • A nice museum, I will go back. They have a great amount of things displayed. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and staff that take care of it.
  • Great place to see military items from the civil war to modern uniforms. This museum is packed from floor to ceiling. There are knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions.
  • It's worth a look. Smaller. Very informative staff. If your ever at the Dayton VA definitely spend a few extra minutes a pay them a visit.
  • Nice museum. Needs larger building. Lots of artifacts from all wars
  • Very informative and worthwhile...we will return when we have more time.

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